Reblogged from Static Instants. featuring yours truly!
Well, thanks to photoshop, you can.
For example, I was photographing my favorite local mansion (which happens to be for sale… *swoon*) I was on the varanda, and took this shot:
Cool, right? Neat lines, paint looks interesting… Of course pre-edit it looked like this:
Kinda out of focus, the lines are still there but it’s just not the same. It’s amazing what cropping, some lightroom presets and sharpening can do.
For an amateur, better equipment and good editing software can be stifling. So the goal of today was to take some photos: one shot per intention. I’m taking the color out to focus only on composition and and that’s it. I left armed with some new focusing techniques and I came home with six frames in my camera. This set is all about reflection.
Reflections, a set on Flickr.
Foggy morning on the Delaware, a set on Flickr.
I’m driving my kids to school and there is maybe 1/4 mile visibility thanks to some amazing fall fog. Of course I couldn’t enjoy it too much because people seem to drive like bloody idiots when conditions aren’t ideal.
So after an exciting drive to school, I head home, grab my camera and hoof it to the river, just a few blocks from my home. I got some pretty awesome photos. The fog and fall-ness of the foliage was just perfect.